Press Releases

06.29.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLON IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO FIVE HEALTH CENTERS IN FINGER LAKES REGION FOR CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR AND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $5,172,510 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for five health care centers in the Finger Lakes region as part of the Capital Improvement… Continue Reading


06.29.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO TWO HEALTH CENTERS IN WESTERN NEW YORK FOR CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR AND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $1,095,875  in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for two health care centers in Western New York as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Community Health Center of Buffalo will receive $535,880 and Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center will receive $559,995. The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cuttingedge equipmen… Continue Reading


06.29.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $250,000 IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO BEACON CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER IN STATEN ISLAND FOR CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR AND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $250,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Beacon Christian Community Health Center on Staten Island as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cuttingedge equipment and implement electronic health records.   "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schu… Continue Reading


06.25.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES $500,000 TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNCIATION NETWORK FOR FIRST RESPONDERS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies has approved FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $300,000 for the Onondaga County Interoperable Communication System and $200,000 for Madison County to build the county's portion of an interoperable emergency communications system.  Schumer and Gillibrand worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's s… Continue Reading


06.24.09

SCHUMER, MCMAHON ANNOUNCE TWO STATEN ISLAND STUDENTS AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Michael E. McMahon proudly announced that two Staten Island youths have been awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal, Congress' highest honor for America's youth. Christina Borovilas and MaryKa… Continue Reading


06.24.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PITTSFORD STUDENT AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDAL FOR SCIENCE RESEARCH, AND HIS DEDICATION TO UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer proudly announced that Pittsford Mendon High School Graduate Sujay Tyle has been awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal, Congress' highest honor for America's youth. Tyle has been honored for his work with underp… Continue Reading


06.24.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $99,000 COMING TO ULSTER COUNTY FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Greater Wawarsing Local Development Corporation of Ulster County has received a Rural Business Enterprise Grant for $99,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant will be used to develop… Continue Reading


06.24.09

SCHUMER: OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM SHOULD NOT BE DENIED RESTITUTION IF THEY ARE THE VICTIMS OF NEGLIGENCE BY GOVERNMENT DOCTORS

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he is introducing the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act, which will give military servicemembers the right to pursue civil actions against the military for medical negligence experienced … Continue Reading


06.24.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $295,000 COMING TO SULLIVAN COUNTY FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

Normal 0 false false false ENUS XNONE XNONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency has received a Rural Business Enterprise Grant for $295,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The grant will be used to launch the Agriculture Equip… Continue Reading


06.23.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES $300,000 FOR SARATOGA MEDICAL PARK AT MALTA

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee has approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $300,000 for the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta (SMPM). The funding would be used to extend a water line 1 mile to the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta site.  This could allow the site to be developed into an integrated health care campus over a 15 year time horizon. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Su… Continue Reading


06.22.09

SCHUMER URGES TONAWANDA COKE PLANT CEO TO TAKE STRONGER ACTIONS TO REDUCE BENZENE EMISSIONS THAT ARE THREATENING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF TOWN RESIDENTS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer wrote to the owner and CEO of the Tonawanda Coke Corporation urging the firm to enact measures to reduce the release of harmful benzene emissions from the Tonawanda plant. Data from an EPA and DEC funded study confirms that Tonawanda Coke is responsible for releasing tons of toxic chemical compounds into Western New York's air each year, resulting in levels that are up to 75 times higher than New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rec… Continue Reading


06.19.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $73,000 COMING TO HARTWICK COLLEGE TO HELP DEVELOP NURSING PROGRAM

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will provide Hartwick College with a $73,407 grant for the Strengthening the Rural Nursing Workforce project.  The funding will go towards the development of a flexible nursing training program for adults who are changing careers.    "Right now there is a disturbing nursing shortage across the state that threatens the health of our families," said Schumer. "This grant not only creates a … Continue Reading


06.18.09

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.7 MILLION TO SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $1,729,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant will be allocated to Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The grant will be used to rehabilitate the pavement of Taxiway M South at SyracuseHancock International Airport.   "This federal funding will help ensure the structural integrity of Syracuse Hancock International," said Schumer. "With this grant, the airport can make… Continue Reading


06.17.09

SCHUMER: CURRENT TAX RULES COST UPSTATE NY HOMEOWNERS UNNECESSARY $415 MILLION PER YEAR; INTRODUCES PLAN TO MAKE SKY-HIGH PROPERTY TAX BILLS DEDUCTIBLE FOR EVERYONE

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that current tax rules are costing the approximately 800,000 Upstate New York homeowners who do not itemize their taxes up to $415 million per year or more. Under current rules, homeowners who do not itemize their taxes are only allowed to deduct $500 in property taxes ($1,000 if filing jointly) from their annual federal tax burden, and even that provision expires at the end of this year, leaving nonitemizers in the lurch.  Schumer announced legisla… Continue Reading


06.16.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $150 MILLION COMING TO NEW YORK CITY TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO TERROR ATTACKS

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has allocated a total of $145,137,750 to New York City for the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), $4,199,757 for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), and $3,617,000 for the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Program (RCPGP). The UASI Grants are part of the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) designed to enhance the ability of state, territory, local… Continue Reading


06.16.09

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $2 MILLION TO SYRACUSE AREA TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO TERROR ATTACKS

TodayU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will allocate a total of $2,243,518 to the Syracuse area under the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) awards.  The UASI Grants are part of the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) designed to enhance the ability of state, territory, local and tribal governments to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and reco… Continue Reading


06.15.09

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500,000 COMING TO STRIVE, NYC NON-PROFIT LOCATED IN HARLEM, TO PROMOTE JOB TRAINING AND COMBAT UNEMPLOYMENT

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that STRIVE, a nonprofit organization located in East Harlem, New York, has been awarded $478,492 to combat unemployment among at risk groups. The funding will provide comprehensive job training and career development services to the hardest to employ individuals in New York City. This includes the chronically unemployed, formerly incarcerated, atrisk young adults, recovering addicts, homeless, public assistance recipients,… Continue Reading


06.15.09

SCHUMER: NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM STARTS TODAY OFFERING LOW-INTEREST GOV'T BACKED LOANS TO SI'S 18,000 SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING TO SECURE CREDIT DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has begun guaranteeing America's Recovery Capital (ARC) loans to assist Staten Island small businesses and small businesses across the country that are struggling in the current economic climate. ARC loans are deferredpayment loans up to $35,000 available to established, viable, forprofit small businesses that need shortterm help to make their principal and interest payments on existing qualifying d… Continue Reading


06.15.09

SCHUMER TO MTA: BRING FREE WIRELESS INTERNET TO THE LIRR - TECHNOLOGY IS READILY AVAILABLE TO WIRE ENTIRE LIRR NETWORK BUT THE MTA HAS FAILED TO MOVE ON THE PLANS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today made a direct appeal to the MTA asking the agency to kick start plans to bring free wireless internet to the entire Long Island Rail Road system, including all trains, platforms, and stations. Plans to bring wireless internet to the LIRR have been in the works for months but the MTA has still not acted even as other major mass transit systems across the United States have onboard major wireless internet networks up and running. Schumer said the technology to… Continue Reading


06.12.09

SCHUMER TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION ALLOWING MUCH-NEEDED FLEXIBILITY IN FEDERAL FISHING RULES; BILL CRUCIAL TO SAVING LONG ISLAND'S COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHING INDUSTRY

Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he will introduce legislation in the Senate, authored by Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (DNJ) in the House, that will bring muchneeded sciencebased modernization and flexibility to the outdated federal rules now stifling Long Island's once thriving commercial and recreational fishing industry. The  MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as it is presently written, requires any fishery designated by the Department of Comm… Continue Reading

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